The Parable of The Barren Fig Tree Meaning, Summary, Moral Lesson & Bible Verses. First, we explore The Summary, Meaning & Moral Lesson of the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree ~ How it applies to our lives today. We also explore related Bible Verses & Scripture Quotes to further illustrate the meaning and application of this important parable. Finally, We look at the parable of the Barren Fig tree in the Bible ~ The Parable is taken from Luke 13:6-9. Please scroll further down for Parable Bible Verses. See also: List of Parables in the Bible
Summary of the Parable of The Barren Fig Tree
This parable is a call for us to wake up and be about our Father’s business while we are here on earth. Our life and purpose is supposed to be about Loving God and Loving Others. How do we accomplish this? This parable is a perfect illustration of What Jesus tells us about “abiding” or “remaining” in Him.
John 15:1, NIV I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
John 15:5-6, NIV I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
Moral Lesson and Meaning of the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
When we remain in Jesus, the true vine, we will produce fruit, to the glory of God! When we produce fruit, it means we are blessing God and blessing others, and God blesses us more and more – We shine our brightest when we are doing what God designed us to do. When a person is disconnected from Jesus, the true vine and the one who supplies us with LIFE, the person will be devoid of life – useless in the kingdom of God because they are not connected to the life giving true vine – JESUS.
See also: Bible Verses about Being Fruitful; How to be Fruitful in Christ, for God, in the Lord;
Being Faithful in the Little Things; Make Jesus Your First Priority;
Without Jesus we can do nothing, With Jesus we can do all things!
The Parable of the Barren Fig tree in the Bible
Luke 13:6- 9, NLT
Then Jesus told this story: “A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’
“The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’”
Luke 13:6- 9 (New International Version – NIV)
“Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard,
‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’
‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ ”
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